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Local authorities could soon be required to ensure that every prospective taxi driver undergoes enhanced criminal record and background checks.
A council has been fined nearly £30,000 after a pack of roof trusses fell on a labourer who was working for the local authority.
A Cumbrian council has decided to reduce the size of its recycling boxes in order to protect its staff from damaging their backs.
Local government leaders are warning Christmas shoppers to avoid potentially dangerous and fake ‘must-have’ toys.
Council leaders have welcomed moves to tighten up building safety standards – but say it should be backed by regulation rather than relying on good will.
Cornwall Council has set up a Primary Authority partnership in order to provide protection to consumers using short-term letting accommodation.
An evaluation of 20mph limit schemes has failed to find evidence of a significant short-term impact on safety but said they could provide other benefits.
Local government leaders have called for devices which alter a cars mileage to be banned.
Tendring District Council has confirmed it is being prosecuted for failing to manage the risk of Legionella at its leisure centre sites.
The Government has announced plans to review the current health and safety standards for rental accommodation.